The current trend for newborn photography in Surrey is to photograph babies while they’re asleep, carefully placed in buckets, miniature beds with lots of fluff and little outfits. I firmly believe in the ‘Less is more’ philosophy, allowing your precious baby to be the focus of every image, with a more minimalistic approach of whites, muted colours, light and shadows.
My sessions are mainly baby led. What this means, is that if your little one wants to sleep then that’s great, I will gently help them nod off and capture them asleep. However, if it becomes clear that they don’t want to miss out on any of the action and want to be awake for their session, that’s okay too and I will go with it. I love to capture their yawns and stretches and the moment they take a little peek into the world and open their eyes.
My goal is to provide my clients with classic, natural, semi-posed, authentic, timeless images of their little ones, that can be placed with pride on the walls in your home and cherished forever.
The best time for a newborn session is when your baby is between 5-21 days old, however due to my style of photography being less posed, I have photographed babies up to 4 months old.
There is a non-refundable Session Fee required to secure your booking:
The Session Fee is not a deposit and excludes prints, digitals and products, but includes:
After your session, once you have viewed your beautiful pictures, you will then be able to select a package below:
All high resolution, fully edited digital images on a lovely leatherette USB
Ten 5′ x 7′ mounted professional prints, selected from your digitals
High resolution HD slideshow
£100 credit towards wall art purchase (minimum spend applies)
£50 off sitter session
10 high resolution, fully edited digital images on a lovely leatherette USB
After you’ve had your 20 week scan. The best time for the session is when baby is between 7-14 days old. I will pop a provisional date in the diary. Babies can arrive 2- 3 weeks early and up to 2 weeks late, so I will allow for some wriggle room. I only book a limited number of newborn sessions per month, so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment.
Newborn sessions take between 2-3 hours. This includes feeding, settling and changing the baby. Some sessions can take longer (e.g. twins, or if we have a very unsettled baby). Babies are very sensitive to our moods, so I don’t like to rush newborn sessions. My newborn sessions are partly baby led and patience really is the key to a successful session. I have a room where my clients are more than welcome to take a well deserved nap and clients are more than welcome to bring laptops and log onto the wifi. I have had dads bring their laptops and do some work during the session!
Your baby’s safety is my number one priority. My approach to newborns is a more natural and less posed style, so I will never force a baby into any position.
Please feed, wind and change your baby right before you come to your session. I always ask parents to pop their baby into a simple white vest top (short/no sleeves) and put them in an outfit that has poppers and is easy to remove when you get to my studio.
I appreciate babies run to their own schedules and if your little one doesn’t want to sleep during their session, please don’t worry! We will still create a beautiful gallery. I love seeing babies looking up into the world and some of my favourite images, are those that I have taken of awake babies.
During newborn sessions, I use a Dyson heater and the studio will be around 26 degrees, which ensures your baby remains lovely and snug. I suggest parents wear light clothing and come in layers that can be removed.
Make sure you bring:
I always provide light snacks and drinks for parents during my sessions, but if mum is breastfeeding, I suggest you bring some food with you.
If your baby has an older ‘little’ sibling/s, please bring snacks and toys for them to play with when they’re not being photographed. There is a cute playground a short walk from the studio, so energetic little ones can have a run around.
My photography style is light and airy, so I suggest clients wear light, neutral colours – whites, creams, greys, light/muted blues.
Think coordinating, not matching. Incorporate colours that fit well together. Pinterest has a lot of great colour guides and examples if you need inspiration.
Please make sure the outfits chosen fit well. Please avoid clothing with bright colours, patterns, checkered patterns, stripes, logos and children’s characters. My aim is to provide you with beautiful, classic and timeless images, that will never date.
If dads prefer not to be shirtless during their newborn session, I like to suggest to wear a plain, tight fitting v-neck t-shirt with a good fitting pair of jeans. A simple, light coloured, collared shirt with sleeves that can be rolled up, will also look good.
For mums, a loose fitting tank top works well. Keep it neutral in colour and avoid patterns. Also, please bring along a strappy vest top in either white, nude, light grey or black and keep your nails natural looking, avoiding any bright, block coloured nail polish. Bring along your makeup bag with you too.
Yes, I work on Saturdays.
Definitely! This is what makes the session such a treasured moment.